Trisha Husson has been promoted to Disney General Entertainment. Husson has been named head of strategy, business operations and finance for the division led by Peter Rice, which oversees the creation of original entertainment and news content for the company’s streaming platforms and its cable and cable networks. of dissemination.
Husson, as executive vice president of strategy and business operations, managed day-to-day operations following the departure of Ravi Ahuja in 2020.
The role also includes overseeing content research, news and programming, content rating, music business affairs and labor relations.
Reporting to Rice, she will lead the teams that provide strategy, production financial planning, content analysis and operational direction for DGE. She will also report in dotted lines to Christine McCarthy, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Company.
As part of the move, Eric Marcotte is taking over the supervision of the Strategy and Business Operations team for DGE as SVP.
Marcotte, Bob Barron, EVP & CFO, Disney Television Studios, Jane Gould, EVP, Content Insights & Scheduling Strategy, Peter DiCecco, EVP, Music Business Affairs and Marc Sandman, SVP, Labor Relations report directly to Husson.
Greg Richart and Karen Sack, who oversee finance and business planning within the content brand teams, have a dual reporting with Husson and Bryan Castellani, EVP, Finance, Platform Distribution, Ad Sales and Networks for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution .
“Trish is a fantastic, highly skilled and deeply experienced leader who has played a pivotal role in strategically and successfully helping us grow our production of the highest quality content,” Rice said. “Trish is a wonderful partner to our creative leaders and colleagues at The Walt Disney Company, and we are very fortunate to have her leading the strategy and business operations that support our world-class storytellers.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to work with DGE’s phenomenal management team as they develop, produce and market an industry-leading portfolio of content at a time of unprecedented demand. and strong competition,” added Husson. “I am honored to do so alongside the incredibly talented and experienced teams that I have the privilege of leading. I am also delighted that Eric will be leading the Strategy and Business Operations team, continuing our long-standing partnership in which his insights and thought leadership have repeatedly proven invaluable in advancing DGE’s strategic and operational goals. .